LOCA to add Minivan Drivers to its Ridesharing Fleet

LOCA to add Minivan Drivers to its Ridesharing Fleet

LOCA and the Vientiane-based Minivan Association have signed an MOU to welcome 240 minivan association members to the LOCA platform, increasing ease of access to minivan services in Vientiane.

LOCA, which is Laos’s first ridesharing application, hopes to make city transportation accessible and transparent for its customers, both foreign and local.

“Given our current success with the lightweight vehicle service, we now would like to welcome a minivan service to our platform to provide additional services and choice of transportation in Vientiane,” says Souliyo Vongdala, CTO of LOCA.

The tentative service that LOCA will introduce in collaboration with the minivan association will be charged at an hourly rate. The service will give customers an affordable option for group travel.

Tentative packages will start from 3 hours, 4 hours, and 7 hours, and all options come with a seat capacity of 8 people.

3 Hours/80KM Priced at 290,000 KIP

4 Hours/100KM Priced at 390,000 KIP

7 Hours/150KM Priced at 520,000 KIP

Both the Minivan Association and LOCA share the same vision to digitize the transportation service. Both parties are willing to collaborate to improve the standard of minivan services in Vientiane Capital.

“This cooperation is a big milestone and will represent a good example of collaboration between a startup company and the existing business,” said Mr Souliyo.

“Additionally, with the recent cooperation between LOCA and the Lanexang Assurance public company, we will also introduce a new standard for the protection in the transportation services soon, which has never been done before in Laos.”